PRE-EVENTS – MONDAY 29th JANUARY

19.00

FRITES BELGIAN ON TAP

FF18 Welcome Drinks Function

Looking to meet FF18 Attendees? Come join us for a drink at
FRITES Belgian On Tap,
Shop 6, 1/F Causeway Centre,
28 Harbour Road,
Wan Chai

19.00

METTA

IndiaTech HK: Fuelling Indian Startup community in the Greater Bay Area

The IndiaTech HK is a community initiative to serve as a platform for information and engaging of Indian startups, both in Hong Kong and in India. We aim to increase awareness of the Indian Startup ecosystem in Greater China among those who have an interest in Indian tech scene, including the Indian diaspora in the region, and want to take part as entrepreneurs or investors.

REGISTRATION MANDATORY VIA EVENTBRITE HERE

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 30th JANUARY

08.00

STARTUP VILLAGE

Doors Open, Coffee On!

09.00

MAIN STAGE

Welcome Address

  • Rob Findlay, CEO, Next Money
  • Mr Joseph Chan, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, the Government of HKSAR

09.15

MAIN STAGE

Panel Session

Welcome to the Alternative Financial System

With every day comes a new and exciting technology or business model, or the rapid advancement of existing ones. Are we now seeing in 2018 the tipping point of the total Alternative Financial System, where the traditional stack is replaced by pure digital, stateless entities and brand new ways of doing business?

  • Moderator: Aditya Khurjekar, CEO & Founder, LTP/Medici
  • Megan Caywood, CPO, Starling
  • Martin Pickrodt, CPO, Canopy

09.40

MAIN STAGE

Panel Session

China’s Vision of AI Finance, Policy & Economy

China will lead the weaving of technology, finance and information into the social fabric and economic engine in the region and globally – how will this change or leap forward with transformative AI technology at its disposal?

  • Moderator: Juliette Saly, Reporter, Bloomberg
  • Dr Winnie Tang, Founder, ESRI
  • Frankie Tam, Hong Kong Internet Finance Association
  • Dickie Liang-Hong Ke, CEO, NetAdd Technology

10.00

MAIN STAGE

Keynote + Q&A

The Next Payment Revolution: Managing Through the Third Wave

The combination of transformative technology will lead to a new wave of payments innovation and expansion.

  • Paul J. Walsh, Senior VP, Platform Strategy & Innovation, Visa
  • Moderator: Eleanor Page, Chief Commercial Director, RFI Group

10.30

MAIN STAGE

Coffee Break

11.00

MAIN STAGE

Keynote + Q&A 

Making the most of a good opportunity: what investors look for

While many FinTech businesses are built on phenomenal ideas, missing out on investment can scupper plans prematurely. Founders often stumble to get investment even when they’ve got a great idea – it’s a shame and shouldn’t be the case. Set against a backdrop of FF18, this session will aim to help start-ups who are looking to move to the next stage with some tips and positioning when it comes to meeting with investors.

  • Gavin Lock, COO, Senjo Group
  • Moderator: Melissa Guzy, Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

11.30

MAIN STAGE

Keynote + Q&A

Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Artificial Intelligence: The Exponential Future of Global Finance

  • Nathana Sharma, Program Director, Faculty Affairs & Principal Faculty, Singularity University
  • Moderator: Zach Peister, Chief Development Officer, Intrepid Ventures

12.00

MAIN STAGE

Postcards

We profile the world’s fintech markets and geographies, with inside knowledge on specific opportunities and highlights.

  • UAE: Aaron Oliver, Next Money MENA
  • Thailand: Paul Ark, Managing Director CVC, Siam Commercial Bank

12.30

MAIN STAGE

Lunch Break

13.20

MAIN STAGE

PANEL SESSION

Making a dent in the universe – the challenger banks seeing in change

The challenger banks are shifting customer mindsets in deeply established markets, but will it take hold in Asia? Are they making money or aiming for VC goals? What’s been the real longer response from the incumbency?

  • Moderator: Charles D’Haussy, Head of Fintech, InvestHK
  • Jakub Zakrzewski, International Expansion General Manager, Revolut
  • Megan Caywood, CPO, Starling
  • David Rosa, Co-Founder, Neat
  • James Lloyd, Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, EY

13.55

MAIN STAGE

ANNOUNCEMENT

SuperCharger HK 2018: New Cohort Announcement

  • Veronika Kuznetsova, Managing Director, SuperCharger
  • Liam Gilligan, Head of eXellerator Hong Kong, Standard Chartered Bank

14.00

MAIN STAGE

Keynote + Q&A

Identity + AI – the 21st Century’s greatest challenge

We are rapidly approaching a world where financial services is being stripped right back to its core; to data, patterns and algorithms. Our finances are increasingly done through digital channels – and our ability to do so is entirely dependent on being able to prove that we are who we say we are. Yet there is the increasing threat of cyber attack and identity theft to deal with. So how might this play out when the machines hold all our information, and are increasingly becoming the agents for our daily lives?

  • Dave Birch, Author

14.30

MAIN STAGE

Pitch Competition #1

2018 Fintech Finals Competition – Pitch Session #1

12 Startups have 4 minutes each to win over the judges:

15.30

STARTUP VILLAGE

Coffee Break

16.00

MAIN STAGE

Pitch Competition #2

2018 Fintech Finals Competition – Pitch Session #2

12 Startups have 4 minutes each to win over the judges:

17.00

MAIN STAGE

PANEL SESSION

The future of cryptocurrencies – what retail & institutional investors should expect in 2018

The hottest commodities and trading in 2017 has been in cryptocurrency. But is this the right intent for these coins, and will it continue? Will these currencies gain a foothold in real application and relevance beyond speculation? Which types of cryptocurrency will hold value?

  • Moderator: Sophie Kamaruddin, Reporter, Bloomberg
  • Arthur Hayes, CEO, Bitmex
  • Stefan Qin, Managing Partner,  Virgil Capital
  • Jane Lippencott, Co-Founder, Zen
  • Tama Churchouse, Partner, Block.One

17.30

MAIN STAGE

Postcards

We profile the world’s fintech markets and geographies, with inside knowledge on specific opportunities and highlights.

  • Pakistan: Sameer Chisty, Venture Partner, SparkLabs
  • Philippines: Lito Villaneuva, Managing Director, Fintqtechnologies Corp

18.00

MAIN STAGE

Pitch Competition

2018 Fintech Finals Competition – Winners Announced

The winning teams of the 2018 Fintech Finals are announced –

  • Best Early Stage Startup;
  • Best Growth Stage Startup;
  • Best Mature Stage Startup;
  • and the big prize, the Best In Show Winner

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 31st JANUARY

08.00

STARTUP VILLAGE

Doors Open, Coffee On!

09.20

MAIN STAGE

Welcome Address

Rob Findlay, CEO, Next Money

09.30

MAIN STAGE

Opening Keynote

The Future Proof Bank

The operating model of the future will be significantly simplified, much clearer in its purpose and ethics, and far closer to its clients through the use of integrated “big data” analytics.

  • Anthony Thomson, Founder, Atom Bank & Metro Bank
  • Moderator: Jame Diblasio, Editor and co-founder, Digital Finance Media

10.10

MAIN STAGE

Postcards

We profile the world’s fintech markets and geographies, with inside knowledge on specific opportunities and highlights.

  • Russia: Daniel Gusev, Managing Partner, GAUSS Ventures
  • Kenya: Paul Mwaura Ndichu, CEO, Interswitch

10.40

STARTUP VILLAGE

Coffee Break

11.15

MAIN STAGE

Keynote

Creating Disruptive Relevance in Fintech via customer obsession and experience

Jacqueline Thng, Prophet Partners

11.45

MAIN STAGE

Panel Session

Open Banking Pitfalls and Possibilities – real stories of dealing with data, APIs, policies and politics

With the adoption of PSD2, banks will have to rethink their position in the financial services landscape. In the current situation, banks offer a range of end-to-end financial services through various channels (online, mobile and branches), this will raise the stakes even higher.

  • Moderator: James Lloyd, Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, EY
  • Sebastian Taveau, Chief Technologist, Zelle (Early Warning LLC)
  • Katerina Frolovicheva, VP of Innovation, Gazprombank

12.15

STARTUP VILLAGE

Lunch Break

13.10

MAIN STAGE

Panel Session

Financial Inclusion: another fintech buzzword?

Large numbers of the population in Asia are outside the formal financial system and for many years the potential to improve financial inclusion and make sustainable profit has eluded many firms. Can new technologies and business models finally crack this puzzle?

  • Moderator: Adrian Chng, CEO, Fintonia Group
  • Michael Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, Asiakredit
  • Peter Barcak, Co-Founder & CEO, Credolab
  • Christine Duhaime, Founder, DFI
  • Patrick Lynch, CEO, First Circle

13.40

MAIN STAGE

Panel Session

Sleeping Dragon – The growing Insuretech opportunity

The insurance sector is now set for true transformative disruption in 2018 – how dramatic will the shift be in value propositions, product design, customer experience and business models?

  • Moderator: Karena Belin, Co-Founder, WHUB
  • Val Yap, Founder & CEO, PolicyPal
  • Roseline Koo, CEO, CXA Group
  • Andries Smit, Managing Director, Asia Digital, AVIVA

14.10

MAIN STAGE

Panel Session

The AI Banker – How technology will create advice, insight, interaction and relationships

Real stories of application and insight of AI & RPA application in banking, operations, technology and customer experience

  • Moderator: Amit Goel, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, LTP/Medici
  • Claire Calmejaine, Director of Innovation, Lloyds Bank
  • Micky Lo, Chief Information Risk Officer, BNY Mellon

14.40

STARTUP VILLAGE

Coffee Break

15.10

MAIN STAGE

Panel Session

Innovation Practices & Approaches that (actually) work

How innovation practice is evolving from trends and hype to deep transformation, culture change and HR practices.

  • Moderator: Charles Ross, Asia Editorial Director, The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Adrian Seto, Senior Director, Innovation & FinTech, Accenture
  • Kimmy Paulino, Rainmaking Innovation
  • Veronika Kuznetsova, Supercharger
  • Amanda Williams, Head of Nest Innovation, Nest

15.40

MAIN STAGE

Panel Session

Building businesses in Asia’s 21st Century

  • Moderator: Matt Dooley, Connected Thinking
  • Michelle Katics, CEO, Portfolio Quest
  • Jacqueline Thng, Partner, Prophet
  • Alokik Advani, Head of Principal Strategic Investments, APAC, Goldman Sachs
  • Jason Corbett, Managing Partner, Silk Legal

16.15

MAIN STAGE

Closing Keynote

Digital Disruption; How FinTech is Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point

Ronit Ghose, Global Head of Banks Research, Citibank

16.45

MAIN STAGE

Closing Address

  • Rob Findlay, CEO, Next Money

18.00

METTA

Closing Party

SPECIAL EVENT – WEDNESDAY 31st JANUARY

08.00

SHENZHEN, CHINA

FINTECH TOUR

Shenzhen Fintech & IOT Tour

The Next Money Shenzhen Fintech Tour is a unique, networking experience for international fintech executives and investors looking to deepen their knowledge and gain exposure to the leading players in Chinese financial services. With a focus on Fintech and IoT hardware, you’ll meet legendary tech companies. fintechs as well as IoT startups such as WeBank and Huawei.

As the tour will be held on mainland China, you will need to arrange a visa before the tour in order to attend.

Limited to 30 spots, hosted by our Hong Kong Chapter Lead and ultimate HK FinTech connector:

Reinventing finance through design, innovation & entrepreneurship.


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